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# afl - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final
# Making His Mark
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# Making His Mark

AFL star would have been available to play if Kerry had reached Munster final

Dec 15th 2020, 8:17 AM 9,421 Views 5 Comments

Geelong’s Mark O’Connor had received permission to play but was in quarantine when Kerry lost to Cork.

# afl - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

Son of Derry legend Anthony Tohill signs new AFL contract with Collingwood
# Extending His Stay
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# Extending His Stay

Son of Derry legend Anthony Tohill signs new AFL contract with Collingwood

Dec 8th 2020, 10:53 AM 7,457 Views 0 Comments

20-year-old Anton moved to the Melbourne club in October 2018.

# afl - Saturday 21 November, 2020

AFL player Keane on bench and Cork make 3 changes to starting side for Munster final
# Teamsheet
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# Teamsheet

AFL player Keane on bench and Cork make 3 changes to starting side for Munster final

Nov 21st 2020, 7:49 PM 14,470 Views 0 Comments

The Rebels meet the Premier tomorrow in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

# afl - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

205 and counting as Tuohy extends Geelong contract
# AFL
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# AFL

205 and counting as Tuohy extends Geelong contract

Nov 17th 2020, 11:52 AM 5,834 Views 0 Comments

The 30-year-old this year joined Jim Stynes as the Irishmen in the AFL’s 200 club.

# afl - Sunday 8 November, 2020

'The minute he was back he wanted to play' - From Australia to Cork's goalscoring hero against Kerry
# Mark Keane
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# Mark Keane

'The minute he was back he wanted to play' - From Australia to Cork's goalscoring hero against Kerry

Nov 8th 2020, 8:02 PM 51,526 Views 24 Comments

Cork boss Ronan McCarthy on the role of goalscoring hero Mark Keane.

# afl - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

AFL stalwart Ablett played on with broken shoulder in Grand Final
# Hard Shoulder
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# Hard Shoulder

AFL stalwart Ablett played on with broken shoulder in Grand Final

Oct 27th 2020, 11:50 AM 7,685 Views 0 Comments

The final was to be the 36-year-old’s final game before retirement and he played on despite the early blow.

# afl - Thursday 22 October, 2020

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'
# AFL Stars
From The42
# AFL Stars

'To leave at a young age to go to the opposite side of the world and succeed, it takes a special person'

Oct 22nd 2020, 6:39 PM 11,443 Views 0 Comments

Former coaches on the rise of the two Irish stars chasing Australian Rules glory on Saturday.

# afl - Tuesday 20 October, 2020

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final
# Mark O'Connor
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# Mark O'Connor

'It's definitely always been in my head' - from Kerry roots to chasing glory in AFL Grand Final

Oct 20th 2020, 4:59 PM 32,145 Views 2 Comments

Mark O’Connor on the Irish interest in next Saturday’s AFL Grand Final with his club Geelong after a strange and dramatic season.

# afl - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong
# Aussie Rules
From The42
# Aussie Rules

Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy celebrate as they reach AFL Grand Final with Geelong

Oct 17th 2020, 12:14 PM 10,384 Views 5 Comments

Geelong defeated Brisbane Lions in the second AFL preliminary final today.

# afl - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory
# Playing Their Part
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# Playing Their Part

Tuohy and O'Connor help to keep Geelong in contention for AFL glory

Oct 10th 2020, 1:45 PM 7,943 Views 2 Comments

After today’s win over Collingwood, a Grand Final place will be at stake in next week’s Brisbane Lions clash.

# afl - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

11-time Cork All-Ireland winner set for Aussie Rules career with move to Sydney
# Bríd Stack
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# Bríd Stack

11-time Cork All-Ireland winner set for Aussie Rules career with move to Sydney

Oct 7th 2020, 9:14 AM 10,643 Views 3 Comments

Brid Stack is making the move for the 2021 season.

# afl - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener
# Aussie Rules
From The42
# Aussie Rules

Tuohy grabs goal but Geelong fall in AFL finals opener

Oct 1st 2020, 2:55 PM 3,929 Views 0 Comments

Port Adelaide ran out 58-42 winners against Zach Tuohy and Mark O’Connor’s side.

# afl - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow
# Men At Work
From The42
# Men At Work

Tuohy and O'Connor are the key Irish figures as 2020 AFL finals begin tomorrow

Sep 30th 2020, 5:40 PM 6,800 Views 2 Comments

The Laois and Kerry duo will be in action for Geelong against Port Adelaide in the first qualifying final.

# afl - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Irish AFL player Conor Glass to return home after retiring with immediate effect
# Wave Goodbye
From The42
# Wave Goodbye

Irish AFL player Conor Glass to return home after retiring with immediate effect

Sep 23rd 2020, 9:20 AM 15,089 Views 3 Comments

Homesickness was cited as a factor in the decision.

# afl - Sunday 13 September, 2020

'From a young age, he was just gifted at everything he did' - Laois roots to Australian sporting star
# Zach Tuohy
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# Zach Tuohy

'From a young age, he was just gifted at everything he did' - Laois roots to Australian sporting star

Sep 13th 2020, 8:00 AM 37,918 Views 2 Comments

On Friday, Zach Tuohy became the second Irish player after Jim Stynes to reach the 200 appearance mark in the AFL.

# afl - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Football the focus for Tyrone's McKenna after Essendon exit but 'book not fully closed yet' in Australia
# Next Chapter
From The42
# Next Chapter

Football the focus for Tyrone's McKenna after Essendon exit but 'book not fully closed yet' in Australia

Sep 8th 2020, 12:53 PM 6,836 Views 1 Comment

The former AFL star has also hit out at the Melbourne media after bidding farewell to the game – for now, anyway.

# afl - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Tuohy forced to wait to join AFL 200 club as rib keeps him out of action
# 199 And Counting
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# 199 And Counting

Tuohy forced to wait to join AFL 200 club as rib keeps him out of action

Sep 6th 2020, 12:08 PM 6,548 Views 1 Comment

The Laois man suffered the blow during the dramatic comeback win over the Bulldogs last weekend.

Pearce Hanley's underrated AFL career, injury struggles and prospects of Mayo return
# A Life Down Under
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# A Life Down Under

Pearce Hanley's underrated AFL career, injury struggles and prospects of Mayo return

Sep 6th 2020, 10:00 AM 24,735 Views 4 Comments

We reflect on the Mayo man’s 13 seasons in Aussie Rules with former Cavan footballer Nicholas Walsh.

# afl - Friday 4 September, 2020

Aussie Rules players banned for virus breach after strip club brawl
# In Trouble
From The42
# In Trouble

Aussie Rules players banned for virus breach after strip club brawl

Sep 4th 2020, 11:10 AM 10,748 Views 6 Comments

‘Yes, young people can make mistakes, but we expect better.’

# afl - Wednesday 2 September, 2020

Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL
# Hanging Up The Boots
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# Hanging Up The Boots

Mayo's Hanley announces retirement after 13 seasons in the AFL

Sep 2nd 2020, 9:04 AM 11,465 Views 2 Comments

Only Jim Stynes, Tadhg Kennelly and Zach Tuohy made more AFL appearances after switching codes from GAA.

# afl - Friday 28 August, 2020

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down
# Irish Abroad
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# Irish Abroad

O'Connor and Tuohy shine as Geelong roar back from 36 points down

Aug 28th 2020, 2:52 PM 7,688 Views 4 Comments

The win kept the Cats at the top of the standings and in fine form for another tilt at the title.

# afl - Monday 24 August, 2020

AFL issues apology for 'disgraceful racism and disrespect' suffered by ex-player
# Robert Muir
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# Robert Muir

AFL issues apology for 'disgraceful racism and disrespect' suffered by ex-player

Aug 24th 2020, 10:12 AM 8,132 Views 7 Comments

Robert Muir recalled being abused by opponents, spat at by the crowd and even urinated on by team-mates.

# afl - Friday 14 August, 2020

Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders
# Unlaoised
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# Unlaoised

Tuohy celebrates AFL appearance milestone with big win for Geelong over league leaders

Aug 14th 2020, 7:38 PM 9,183 Views 4 Comments

Tuohy and Irish team-mate Mark O’Connor were part of a success that saw Geelong have 60 points to spare over Port Adelaide.

# afl - Monday 10 August, 2020

Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL
# Men At Work
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# Men At Work

Good result for Irish duo O'Connor and Tuohy as Geelong jump to third in AFL

Aug 10th 2020, 2:07 PM 5,661 Views 3 Comments

The Kerry and Laois natives featured in Geelong’s 59-point win over St Kilda.

# afl - Sunday 2 August, 2020

Keane's AFL debut ends in disappointment as Collingwood suffer shock defeat
# Pies
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# Pies

Keane's AFL debut ends in disappointment as Collingwood suffer shock defeat

Aug 2nd 2020, 12:55 PM 11,966 Views 3 Comments

In one of the upsets of the season, Fremantle claimed a big victory.

# afl - Friday 31 July, 2020

Cork's Keane set to make AFL debut for Collingwood on Sunday
# Making His Mark
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# Making His Mark

Cork's Keane set to make AFL debut for Collingwood on Sunday

Jul 31st 2020, 8:00 AM 8,741 Views 2 Comments

The Mitchelstown native made the move to Australia in October 2018.

# afl - Sunday 26 July, 2020

Brilliant run and solo from Conor McKenna a highlight in Essendon's win in AFL
# Aussie Rules
From The42
# Aussie Rules

Brilliant run and solo from Conor McKenna a highlight in Essendon's win in AFL

Jul 26th 2020, 2:05 PM 9,978 Views 2 Comments

McKenna helped his side defeat Adelaide Crows 62-59.

# afl - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

'Total farce... He was guilty by media' - Tuohy fumes over treatment of McKenna in Covid-19 saga
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

'Total farce... He was guilty by media' - Tuohy fumes over treatment of McKenna in Covid-19 saga

Updated Jul 21st 2020, 9:58 PM 33,878 Views 2 Comments

The Tyrone native was at the centre of a storm in Australia after he became the first AFL player to test positive for the virus.

# afl - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

'I still don't know what happened' - McKenna remains in dark over positive Covid-19 test
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

'I still don't know what happened' - McKenna remains in dark over positive Covid-19 test

Jul 14th 2020, 11:01 AM 5,079 Views 1 Comment

Essendon star Conor McKenna hasn’t ruled out the possibility of lining out with Tyrone in 2021.

# afl - Friday 3 July, 2020

Virus forces Aussie Rules teams out of Melbourne
# AFL
From The42
# AFL

Virus forces Aussie Rules teams out of Melbourne

Jul 3rd 2020, 7:58 AM 5,899 Views 0 Comments

There are 12 Irish players currently on the books of Melbourne clubs.

# afl - Monday 29 June, 2020

McKenna to return to training after serving AFL ban for breaking Covid-19 protocols
# Man At Work
From The42
# Man At Work

McKenna to return to training after serving AFL ban for breaking Covid-19 protocols

Jun 29th 2020, 5:00 PM 9,578 Views 1 Comment

McKenna’s club Essendon face Collingwood this Friday night.

# afl - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Bizarre twist as Irish AFL star Conor McKenna tests negative for Covid-19
# Relief
From The42
# Relief

Bizarre twist as Irish AFL star Conor McKenna tests negative for Covid-19

Jun 23rd 2020, 10:47 AM 33,577 Views 19 Comments

The former Tyrone minor initially tested positive.

# afl - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Former Tyrone ace and AFL player Conor McKenna gets Covid-19
# Conor McKenna
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# Conor McKenna

Former Tyrone ace and AFL player Conor McKenna gets Covid-19

Jun 20th 2020, 3:05 PM 34,389 Views 13 Comments

Essendon confirmed their AFL match against Melbourne tomorrow has been postponed.

# afl - Friday 12 June, 2020

O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes
# Winning Ways
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# Winning Ways

O'Connor and Tuohy enjoy 61-point victory with Geelong as AFL action resumes

Jun 12th 2020, 3:44 PM 5,136 Views 0 Comments

The Kerry and Laois players saw their team cruise past Hawthorn in today’s Round 2 clash.

# afl - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Aussie Rules teams take a knee as virus-hit season resumes with Irish players set to feature this weekend

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 3:50 PM 4,258 Views 4 Comments

Richmond and Collingwood played out a 36-36 draw this morning at the MCG.

# afl - Tuesday 9 June, 2020

Australia set for biggest sporting crowd in months as AFL returns
# Aussie Rules
From The42
# Aussie Rules

Australia set for biggest sporting crowd in months as AFL returns

Jun 9th 2020, 2:52 PM 4,235 Views 0 Comments

Around 2,000 fans will attend Port Adelaide’s clash against rivals Adelaide on Saturday.

# afl - Friday 5 June, 2020

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'
# Stefan Okunbor
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# Stefan Okunbor

'I haven’t told many friends about the racist encounters on the football field'

Jun 5th 2020, 10:59 AM 52,057 Views 82 Comments

Kerry All-Ireland winner and current Australian Rules player Stefan Okunbor on his experiences of racism in Ireland.

# afl - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

Tadhg Kennelly's future in doubt with Sydney Swans - reports
# Uncertainty
From The42
# Uncertainty

Tadhg Kennelly's future in doubt with Sydney Swans - reports

May 20th 2020, 9:17 AM 13,107 Views 29 Comments

The 2005 Premiership winner is the club’s latest high-profile casualty following cuts due to Covid-19.

# afl - Saturday 16 May, 2020

'It's very overwhelming, it feels like someone has shot you in the back of the heel'
# Stefan Okunbor
From The42
# Stefan Okunbor

'It's very overwhelming, it feels like someone has shot you in the back of the heel'

Updated May 16th 2020, 3:00 PM 48,083 Views 3 Comments

Kerry’s Stefan Okunbor on recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon and adjusting to Aussie Rules.

# afl - Friday 15 May, 2020

Irish players set for return to action as AFL season to restart on 11 June
# Down Under
From The42
# Down Under

Irish players set for return to action as AFL season to restart on 11 June

May 15th 2020, 10:20 AM 4,752 Views 1 Comment

The Australian Football League said non-contact training will resume in groups of eight on Monday.

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